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Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Mavis Staples, Galactic, LCD Soundsystem, Cass McCombs, The Lemonheads, Jessica Pratt and Bob Mould.
Stream “Touch Get Cut” featuring Erica Falls, the latest single from the upcoming Galactic studio album ‘Already Ready Already.’
Headliners Galactic were among the additions to the lineup of 11th annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival, which will be held at Pop’s Farm in Martinsville, Virginia May 23 – 26.
Galactic’s latest single from the forthcoming ‘Already Ready Already’ is here. Check out “Going Straight Crazy” featuring vocalist Princess Shaw.
New Orleans’ own Galactic will return to Tipitina’s for three shows in honor of Mardi Gras.
Start looking ahead to 2019 with a list of the 10 most anticipated albums due out next year from The Allman Betts Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Snarky Puppy and more.
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About Jeff Raines
Jeff Raines had an ear for music at a very early age. Raines’ mother can vouch for that. “When he was four years old, he went next door to a garage sale with $10 from his piggy bank and bought a small organ. The first I knew of it was when I saw him coming back into our yard struggling to carry the organ! He has had a passion for music all his life”. Along with Robert Mercurio, Jeff grew up in Washington D.C. where he was originally captivated by the hardcore scene there. The two played in a number of different bands while still in high school, including a surf punk band called the Skitzmatics. Later, he was hipped to the sounds of Parliament-Funkadelic and James Brown, and once he found the funk, there was no turning back.
When it came time to pick a college, Jeff knew he wanted to be in New Orleans where the funk was born. He attended Loyola University (while Mercurio went to Tulane, also in New Orleans) but most of the learning occurred outside of school. “We learned more in the night clubs than in all of our college classes.” Out of all the musicians in New Orleans at the time, Raines was mostly influenced by Leo Nocentelli, legendary guitarist for the Meters who Raines has since traded licks with on the Galactic stage. Raines was also schooled in writing music in New Orleans during his college years, and along with being credited for taking part in the writing of much of Galactic’s music, he is also responsible for writing the lyrics for “Start from Scratch” and “Change My Ways”!
Carlos Santana will release ‘Africa Speaks’ his new Rick Rubin produced album later this year. Listen to the record’s lead single “Los Invisibles,” which features Buika on vocals.
Dick Dale, “The King Of The Surf Guitar,” died at the age of 81.
The Avett Brothers closed out a two-night stand in New Orleans with rarities and by busting out a song they hadn’t played in seven years – watch fan-shot video from last night.
Phil Lesh closed out his 79th birthday run at The Capitol Theatre on Saturday night with help from Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm and Birds Of Chicago’s Allison Russell – listen to full show audio.
Phil Lesh celebrated his 79th birthday as the legendary bassist hit the midway point of his three-night stand at The Capitol Theatre – listen to full show audio from last night.